Service members and veterans face some different health issues from civilians. Their families also face some unique challenges. Families may have to cope with
- Separation from their loved ones
- Anxiety over loved ones' safety in combat zones
- Illnesses and injuries from combat, including disabilities
- Mental health effects of military service, including post-traumatic stress disorder
- Family issues such as disruptions in parenting
- Caregiver stress
- Military Deployment Tied to Greater Odds of Child Abuse, Neglect (11/12/2015, HealthDay)
- Child Abuse and Domestic Abuse (Department of Defense)
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Families in the Military (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) Available in Spanish
- Find a Doctor (TRICARE Management Activity)
- Military Pathways (DoD Mental Health Self-Assessment (MHSA) Program) (Department of Defense, Deployment Health Clinical Center)
- National Resource Directory (Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense)
- Returning from the War Zone: A Guide for Families of Military Members (National Center for PTSD) - PDF
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Military Family (National Institutes of Health)
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: Substance Abuse and Other Adverse Outcomes for Military-Connected Youth in...
- Article: Association of Spouse Deployment on Pregnancy Outcomes in a U.S....
- Article: Targeting relational aggression in veterans: the Strength at Home Friends...
- Veterans and Military Family Health -- see more articles